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I declare this weekend “Run a New Trail” weekend.

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I am definitely a runner of habit.  I love to do the same course, over and over again, and it takes me about two months longer to get bored than most.  I actually LIKE knowing what’s next.  But I think I’ve reached my personal limit with my current loop. 

 

So, I rounded up the family (Henry seemed perfectly fine after his little sniffles episodes) and we headed to a nearby greenway.  The Husband and Henry strolled while I tackled my long run – 6.0 miles.

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Oh, and it’s official – my sneakers are shot.  I really need new ones.

 

My goal for this run was to go fast.  I think {relative} speed is as much emotional and mental as it is physical, so I’ve been trying to believe that I can hang tough and go a little faster than I normally would.  I ran the first half in about 31 minutes and the second half in 27 – AKA BOOOOYAH.  It was really, really hard – I was huffing and puffing by the end – but I did it!  And I have to say that I think the change of scenery was good for me.  There was so much to look at – people, dogs, kids, bikers, landscape – and it totally distracted me from the pain.

 

After I was done, I declared that I needed Mexican food and a margarita, so that’s what we did.

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First high chair experience. <3  Sitting up like such a big boy.  It’s cool that he’s hitting all these motor skill milestones so fast, but it also makes me kind of sad.  SLOW DOWN, Henry.  SLOW DOWN!  Be a little baby lump for a little loooooonger.

 

Blood orange margarita with a sugar rim.  Yum.

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And corn tortillas with refried beans and veggies.   Double yum. 

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Time for a baby shower…. i.e. the party kind, not the bathtub time.

 

How was your workout today? 

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  • Elizabeth November 17, 2012, 3:41 pm

    Yay for your fast 6 miler! My workout was great! I ran the Thunder Road Half today and it was a beautiful windy day! And now I’m hungry for some mexican food! yum!

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    • Caitlin November 17, 2012, 3:43 pm

      yay! good job :)

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  • Gillian November 17, 2012, 3:49 pm

    Its always great to hear when a person pushes themselves a little out of their comfort zone! Good job!

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  • Laura @ She Eats Well November 17, 2012, 3:49 pm

    Your 6 miler has me jealous with runner’s envy, plus it looked gorgeous! I’m off running due to tendonitis near by knee, so I had a nice sweaty yoga session this morning. Also, blood-orange margarita = heavenly!!!

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  • Abby November 17, 2012, 4:13 pm

    Oh my, mexican sounds so good..
    My workout today was day 5 of Jillian Michaels’s 30 Day Shred! It’s getting easier and I really am seeing results, especially in my abs. Push ups still kill me though.

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  • Marie-Santé November 17, 2012, 4:22 pm

    I just noticed you changed your page picture and it’s now you and Henry! So beautiful :)
    Congrats on your 6 miles. I did a freezing but sunny 5K and a strength workout from Tina Reale’s Bootcamp (like everybody on the web or as it seems!).

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  • Alli November 17, 2012, 4:30 pm

    Yay! Good job on the run! I did a killer glute workout in my backyard this morning. Took over an hour to do a combo of different kinds of squats/lunges-over 1,000 of them! Imbgunna be sore…..

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  • Elise @ Expeditions of Elise November 17, 2012, 4:49 pm

    I ran a 4-mile out-and-back today. The weather was absolutely PERFECT for a run. I was feeling great at the end. Glad you had a nice workout too!

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  • Deva @ Deva by Definition November 17, 2012, 5:51 pm

    Yay for your six-miler. I lifted weights today and worked on getting up to a pull-up (I’m able to assisted)! And went to the library and checked out FOURTEEN books.

    and we mailed our save-the-dates today.

    I’m SERIOUSLY brimming over with squee today.

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  • Vicki November 17, 2012, 6:14 pm

    Nothing major today, did some elliptical work, but also incorporated weights into my sweat session, which I have always had a huge aversion to. (not sure why, but I need to get past it). Then spent the better part of 5 hours walking about Philly, that counts too, right?

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  • Sarah (The Simple Dietitian) November 17, 2012, 6:28 pm

    Great job on the 6-miles!! I can’t wait to work back up to this mileage. There’s nothing like that post-run high after a great workout. :D

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  • Nicole November 17, 2012, 6:28 pm

    I did a stretching/ab workout today….then walked a million miles Christmas shopping.
    Looks like you had beautiful weather for your run!

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  • Meg @ Anderstons in the Andes November 17, 2012, 7:50 pm

    Today is a rest day for me because yesterday I taught my first Zumba class here in Peru and it. was. awesome!

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  • Shelly November 17, 2012, 8:19 pm

    Yumm Mexican looks delish! I ran the Thunder Road Marathon today, my first!!!! Already feeling the soreness, I’m sure tomorrow will be even worse :)

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    • Caitlin November 18, 2012, 10:21 am

      awesome job!!!

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  • Elizabeth November 18, 2012, 9:27 pm

    Love your blog! Since your husband runs too I wonder if you can recommend any good clothing or gear for night running for guys? Looking for a bday gift for my husband. Thanks for any recs!

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  • Jackie November 19, 2012, 11:18 am

    He is growing up so fast!! I’m due in a couple months and kinda scared of the newborn phase, but it makes me realize how it will be gone before I know it and to enjoy it while we can! Though I vowed never to tell my kids to stay little, because my mom allllways did that to me and it made me feel like she didn’t like who I was turning in to. But I’m already sad that I won’t have little baby kicks in my belly soon!

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